List of countries by driving side

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Map showing countries in different colors depending on driving side
Blue:
Left-hand driving
Red:
Right-hand driving

The terms right-hand traffic and left-hand traffic refer to regulations requiring all bidirectional traffic, unless otherwise directed, to keep to the right or to the left side of the road, respectively.([1])

Please find below a list of countries depending on which side of the road or track traffic is kept:

Continent Country Road Traffic Trains Rapid Transit Notes
Antarephia Flag3.jpg Auleus Left Left Left
Antarephia Brulias Right Right Right
Antarephia Flag of Guai.svg Guai Left Left Left
Antarephia Leresso-Flag.png Leresso Right Right Right
Antarephia Siran Flag.png Lossira Left Left Left
Antarephia KaoshaFlag.png Kaosha Right Left Left
Antarephia Luciano Flag MH.png Mahhal Left Left Left
Antarephia ByriFlag1835present.png Kalisaanyo Right Left Right Switched from left-hand in 1926.
Antarephia FlagKofuku.png Kofuku Right Right Right
Antarephia 1200px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png Pasalia Right
Antarephia Tengappei flag.png Tengappei Left Left Left
Antarephia TarrasesFlagforMini.png Tárrases Left Left Left
Archanta Aorangëa flag.svg Aorangēa Left
Archanta Arataran flag.png Arataran Left Left Left
Archanta Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere Right Right Depends[1]
Archanta Artenia Flag.svg Artenia Right Depends Depends Although all transportation going in one way will use the right alignment, transportation (usually railways and rapid transit) may be going in a stacked line or may use both ways for one line.
Archanta Ascotflagg.jpg Ascot Right Left Left
Archanta Flag of Canwyru.svg Canwyru Left Left Left
Archanta Castilea Archantea.svg Castilea Archantea Right Right Right
Archanta CCA-Flag2-01.jpg Commonwealth of Central Archanta Right Right Right
Archanta Elhadia flag.png Elhadia Right Right
Archanta Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States Right Right Right
Archanta Karvaland flag.png Karvaland Left Left Left
Archanta KovatanyFlag.svg Kovatany Left Left Left
Archanta Flag of Kuehong.png Kuehong Left Left Left
Archanta Flag Lezerne.png Levarrie Right Right Right
Archanta Lost country.png Naajaland Right
Archanta Orle flagg kongeriket.png Ôrlé Right Right Right
Archanta Randalia Flag.png Randalia Right Right Right
Archanta Luciano Flag Rhododactylia.png Rhododactylia Right Right Right
Archanta NationalFlagRGNK.png Rogolnika Right Right Right
Archanta SAF flag.svg South Astrasia Left Left Left
Archanta Flagtanay.png Tanay Right Right Right
Archanta VatofarêFlag.png Vatofarê Right Right Right
Archanta VegaFlag.PNG Vega Right
Archanta Yuris Flag.jpg Yuris Right Left Left
Archanta FLAGZYL.png Zylanda Right Right Right
Kartumia New Ingerland.png New Ingerland Left Left Left
Tarephia Flag of Aeda.png Aeda Left Left Left
Tarephia Flag of Abrilleron.svg Abrilleron Right Depends[2] Depends[3]
Tarephia DrapeauBMT.svg Beaumontan Left Left Left
Tarephia 2band slovech.png Belgravia Right Right Right
Tarephia 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia Right Right Right
Tarephia Drapeaubro.png Broceliande Right Left Right
Tarephia FreedemianFlag.jpg Freedemia Right Right Depends[4]
Tarephia Latflag.png Latina Right Right Right
Uletha Litvenska Flaga.jpg Litvania Right Depends[5] Right
Tarephia 2band lusland.png Luslandia Right Right Right
Tarephia ParoyFlag.png Paroy Right Depends[6] Right
Tarephia BanderaPoheniciaV2.png Pohenicia Right Right Right
Tarephia Flag of South Serion.png South Serion Left Left Left
Tarephia Vodeo Flag.png Vodeo Left Left Left
Tarephia Xenica flag.png Xenica Left Left
Uletha Agarderia Flag.png Agarderia Right Right Right
Uletha AnthariaFlag.jpeg Antharia Right Right Right
Uletha Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia Right Depends[7] Right
Uletha FlagBelphenia.png Belphenia Depends[8] Left Depends
Uletha Balam utz flag.png Balam-Utz Right Right Right
Uletha Flag itc1.png Cariocas Right Right
Uletha Cernou-national-flag.png Cernou Left Left
Uletha Drabantia flag.png Drabantia Right Depends[9] Right
Uletha Eelannin lippu.png Eelanti Right Right Right
Uletha Egani flag 2.png Egani Right Right Right
Uletha Erzaleria flag.png Erzaleria Right Right Right
Uletha Esheinflag.png Eshein Right Right Right
Uletha Florescenta-flag.png Florescenta Right Right Right
Uletha Galicja-flaga.png Galicia Right Right Right
Uletha Gardensa-flag.png Gardensa Right Right Right
Uletha Glaster Flag.png Glaster Left Left Left
Uletha GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya Right Right Right
Uletha Goy-flag-alternative.png Goytakanya Right
Uletha Ingerland-flag.png Ingerland Right Right Right
Uletha Ispelia flag.png Ispelia Right Right Right
Uletha Karolia flag.png Karolia Right Right Right
Uletha Flag of Justinique.jpeg Justinique Right Right Right
Uletha Khaiwoon flag.png Khaiwoon Right Right Right
Uletha Kojo temporary flag.png Kojo Right Right Right
Uletha MauretiaFlag.svg Mauretia Right Depends[10]
Uletha Meridonia flag.png Meridonia Right Right
Uletha Mercian flag.png Myrcia Left Left Left
Uletha Egani Flag 1.png Niscavo Right Right Right
Uletha Nordurland Flag.png Norðurland Left
Uletha OnnutuFlag.png Onnutu Right Right
Uletha Flag of Palaseskia.png Palaseskia Right Right
Uletha Flag of pasundan-padjadjaran.jpeg Pasundan-Padjadjaran Right Right Right
Uletha Reeland flag.svg Reeland Right Right Depends
Uletha Scandmark-flag.png Scandmark Right Right Right
Uletha Schwaldia-flag.png Schwaldia Right Right Right
Uletha ShilesiaFlag.svg Shilesia Right Depends[11] Right
Uletha Slavonia-flag.png Slavonia Right Right Right
Uletha Tircambry-national-flag.png Tircambry Left Left Left
Uletha Vartasimalia flag.png Vartasimalia Right Right Right
Uletha Vinnmarkflag.png Vinnmark Right Right Right
Uletha Wesmandy-national-flag.png Wesmandy Left Left Left
Notes:
  1. Trams in El Cabo, DS, run on the left. All other rail public transit runs on the right.
  2. While on most lines right-hand side driving is used, there are some (mostly single-tracked) sections/stations where trains (because of tradition, local track or platform layout, service patterns or a combination of the above) run on the left.
  3. See above
  4. In many cases with smaller trolleys or trams some transit may run on the left side of the road in some locations (ex. the Historic Downtown Quentinsburgh Trolley and James Street Trolley near Quentinsburgh Union Station) for convenience and stop location.
  5. When there is a single railway (especially in mountainous areas, thus most of the country) train may stop on an embankment and wait for another to pass. The situation is even more complicated in urban centers.
  6. While trains usually keep to the left in Paroy due to large Ingerish influence, there are many exceptions where trains keep to the right (especially in 'Franquese' states) or switch between right and left.
  7. Some Ataraxian rail lines were initially conceived to run on the left. All COFAX-operated lines converted to right-side operation for coherence with neighboring countries. TVM-operated metre-gauge rail retains left-side operations in the Great East region.
  8. While traffic in Belphenia primarily drives on the left due to Belphenian influence of the samurai of the Battle of Shirahoshi, there are exceptions where traffic in or around special cities drives on the right, unless otherwise traffic switches from right to left at traffic change-over areas.
  9. On most railways, trains drive on the right. However, for instance when more railway lines share the same bundle of tracks, trains may run on whichever side makes it the easiest to turn at the next junction.
  10. On my tracks, trains drive on the right. In the southern part of the country, however, some of the oldest tracks were originally conceived to have trains drive on left. At some junctions throughout the country, trains may run on whichever side provides the easiest turn.
  11. Even trough right-hand rail traffic is a national standard left-hand traffic is also allowed depending on conditions.